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Feature
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 12:00 am

Dan Mills bought a few grams of cocaine. That’s bad, if you’re a prosecutor — even worse if you’re the son of a federal judge.

Untitled Document On the morning of Jan. 26, 2006, a co-worker showed up at Dan Mills’ front door and said the boss wanted to see him. Mills thought that this request was a
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 12:00 am

Virden hazing incident speaks to need for statewide rule

Untitled Document My older son is legendary among local figure-skating fans. Not for his double-loop jump or his flying camel or his back sit spin, because, in truth, those skill
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 12:00 am

Sometimes, the reasons some kids skip school can be overwhelming

Untitled Document Sherry Williams no longer answers her cell phone, at least not when I ring her. If I want to arrange a play date between her adorable daughter and my adoring so
News
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 12:00 am

Firefighter sues city to get credit for military service

Untitled Document The city of Springfield faces another lawsuit, this one challenging its methodology for promoting firefighters. Springfield firefighter Mark Dyment, who is on t
Feature
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 12:00 am

Why Habitat for Humanity got a frosty reception in Eastview Estates

Untitled Document Anybody who knows what NIMBY means can recognize this classic tale: Residents of an upscale subdivision discover that a nonprofit organization is purcha
News
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 12:00 am

Foiled farmer appeals to higher court for relief

Untitled Document The neighborly feud over the Buckhart hog containment facility could be finished by Thanksgiving — or not.      Thomas J. Immel, attorney
Feature
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 12:00 am

The sixth annual Route 66 Film Festival

Untitled Document Linda McElroy never had popcorn at the movies. Growing up on a family farm near Edinburg, movies, for McElroy, meant that she and her four younger siblings had
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 12:00 am

More proof that you can’t believe everything you read, even when it’s a DNA test

Untitled Document Everybody knows what “DNA” stands for — not just deoxyribo nucleic acid but also “do not argue.” It’s a conversation-ender,
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 12:00 am

Cemeteries are islands of tranquility to reconnect with nature and the past

Untitled Document When the air turns cooler, the leaves change colors, and the rhythm of life settles into that steady pace that’s found only between the start of school an
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 12:00 am

Veteran Ursuline teacher finds a new home at Springfield High

Untitled Document Ask Sheila Walk what she misses about her previous teaching job, and she ticks off a list ranging from the profound to the mundane: She misses the quaint archit

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